I'm currently doing research on colonial effects on North African countries, and one aspect I want to comment on are both the positive and negative effects of the previous colonial power. Some of these are the colonial mentality (colonial inferiority complex) that has permeated (negative effect), as well as through cultural/linguistic imperialism. On the other hand, positive aspects are (some may argue) democratic ideals of governance, economic systems based on free markets, architecture, or social structures.
My analysis is on some of these cultural imperialism after-effects that are still in play today, whether it is elitism, social stratification, and division in ethnic/class backgrounds. The palpable social and cultural influences which have a long-lasting, transgenerational influence due to previous colonization coupled with colonial mentality - is there a term for this?
Acculturation is, as far as I can tell, a method by which describes the process by which social, cultural, and psychological changes may develop between two cultures (i.e., colonial culture adapting to the prevailing culture), but this does not seem to specifically describe this phenomena.
If there are any books/papers on this, as well as a specific term for this effect, that would be very helpful!